Runs at 53*C ---hot--- but with good cooling it will stay at 48*C. I'm still waiting for the rebate from BFG 6 to 8 weeks has turned into 10 weeks and no rebate <img src="/sad.gif" border=0 vspace=2>. shame on BFG!
Feels like a 5900 ultra to me! at $199 you can't beat it. Plays UT2004 flawlessly at highest settings. Card makes people think I'm running an Athlon 64 system. Hit close to the 6000 3DMark03 posted 5801 with an athlon 1333mhz and an old kt266 board. I'm very curious what score this card would post with a new motherboard and one of those fancy AMDfx 51 or 53's. I'm still waiting for the rebate from BFG. I guess $249 really isn't so bad for a card that plays with the 5950 ultra's at $499
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I did not expect this level of performance and quality for the price. It easily overclocks to near 5950 ultra speeds at almost a third the price (street prices of course). I paid $171.49 with no shipping or sales tax.
Just ran 3DMark01 and got a 17,256. 3DMark03 gets over 6400. Activate Coolbits and use the 53.03 drivers.
Take the $300 you save over a 5950 Ultra or high end ATI card and put it toward your next PC.